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Will she ever be finished - BMW 1967 2000CA

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What do you do 3 years after your midlife crisis hits and you’re in the middle of a major master bedroom renovation and young kids with places to be everyday? 
 
You sell your fancy new sports car and buy a rolling shell of a 1967 BMW 2000Ca with boxes of unmarked parts and then pull out the remaining hair you have left trying to figure out where all these metric nuts, bolts and screws go.
 
Here’s what I got, appreciate any help along the way...
 

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First order of the day was trying to figure out what I had (and didn’t have) and try and organize things ready to figure out a game plan...

 

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Looks like a fun, family project to me! Anytime I can get my son in an old car with me I'm happy.  Best of luck!

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Wow, that looks like a honey. 

Let me know if you need some help. Mine's going back together a little more every week, now. 

 

Ed

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Very nice!

 

Well then... what did you sell? :D

 

Cheers,

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Congratulation on the car and welcome...your car looks great and looks mostly together, there was a 2000 cs for sale on BAT a month are so that had excellent pictures of the interior those may be of help to you sorting out the interior parts and pieces...a picture of zinz ( Ed’s) car to date...5C29194B-0680-4755-A631-774C78C0761D.thumb.jpeg.b1f8de8330133eec7e56a36e3faa1e99.jpeg

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Good for you! Since when were rational decisions always the best ones? I doubt very much that you'll look back at this project and regret it. The look on your son's face says it all. 

 

Keep us updated. 

 

Brian

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On 2/1/2019 at 7:03 PM, zinz said:

Wow, that looks like a honey. 

Let me know if you need some help. Mine's going back together a little more every week, now. 

 

Ed

 

‘Hey Ed, I read through your build... waiting for the interior reassembly with lots of pics and instructions!! 

 

I need lots of help... I’m trying to be self sufficient but some of this stuff I just don’t know how it goes back together and the order I should be doing things. I bought a manual but it doesn’t really help as it’s not specific to the coupe and doesn’t really explain how to put the interior back but I’m slowly piecing together the puzzle and tackling the easy pieces first... my main doubt is putting it back together and then realizing I missed a bit!

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On 2/1/2019 at 9:01 PM, ray_ said:

Very nice!

 

Well then... what did you sell?

 

Cheers,

 

Thanks... hopefully she will be!

 

I had the latest Bettle... great car but can’t really use it on the road. Interesting story, the guy I sold it to just called me up and said it was stolen from his house, ouch.

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On 2/1/2019 at 9:30 PM, BarneyT said:

Congratulation on the car and welcome...your car looks great and looks mostly together, there was a 2000 cs for sale on BAT a month are so that had excellent pictures of the interior those may be of help to you sorting out the interior parts and pieces...a picture of zinz ( Ed’s) car to date...5C29194B-0680-4755-A631-774C78C0761D.thumb.jpeg.b1f8de8330133eec7e56a36e3faa1e99.jpeg

 

On 2/2/2019 at 1:00 PM, brbrian73 said:

Good for you! Since when were rational decisions always the best ones? I doubt very much that you'll look back at this project and regret it. The look on your son's face says it all. 

 

Keep us updated. 

 

Brian

 

Thank you Gents, I download about 50 pics from that BAT sale for that exact reason, it helped me identify a lot of the parts!

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So I decided I should have doors that open and close and windows that go up and down. 

 

I had had the door locks rekeyed to the ignition key and the cleaned up the locking mechanisms the fitted the new door buffers and other bits of chrome. I decided to not stay period and used philips screw. Also greased up the windows and cleaned up the motors. They all work now but ordered some e28 motors for the future...

 

‘I lost a clip in the door somewhere... anyone have one? (Last pic)

 

 

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Got some chrome cleaner and polished up some parts...  cleaned up pretty good.

 

I keep debating whether to make everything perfect or just get it back together quick and then gradually fix it once it’s running. I prefer the latter but pls let me know if you think of any must do jobs now. I’m thinking I should have had the seat hardware rechromed before putting it back but too late now!

 

 

 

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wow!  Those interior pieces look amazing!   I wish the 4 speed cars got that beautiful center console... :(

 

It looks like you have lots of good helpers too.  Very good :)

 

 

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awesome life choice, and a great education for your kids. Good luck with the puzzle

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